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Personalised Bradford City Football Book - Gift Details

So what exactly do you get a football nut who’s got the shirt, the boots and the scarf already? One option is to go for – if they’re a fan of The Bantams, that is – the Bradford City Football Book. So, what exactly do these club books entail? Well, they all feature tabloid-sized reprints of the original newspaper coverage from the date.

And we’re not just going back a few years here – a lot of them include reports from the early part of the 20th century. It’s literally a year-by-year account of the club’s history, as reported at the time.

An early FA Cup win. Two seasons in the Premier League. And a whole host of ups and downs in between. This Football Book follows the fortunes of the Bradford City from 1907 onwards.

The Bantams had only been in existence for eight years when they won their first – and to date only – FA Cup in 1911. Just as well, then, that this football book picks up the action four years earlier in 1907. Using reprints of original reports and newspaper coverage, it goes on to chart the club’s highs and lows for the subsequent 77 years prior to promotion into the Premier League in 1999. A 1-0 win over Liverpool marked the side’s recent zenith, since when their fortunes, like so many others, have taken a turn for the worse. Things conclude at the end of last season’s League Two campaign.

All the articles are printed on luxury paper and independently cut and bound in a hardback book.

Now available with colour print option for coverage from 2006 onwards.

Your Gift Personalised

Personalise the Bradford Football Book by featuring the recipient’s Name and a Message on the certificate on the title page. The recipient’s Name can also be gold embossed on the front cover.

General Information

This personalised Football Book is 'Tabloid' size 38 x 31cm, and you can pick from a selection of smart, high-quality covers (see below). All reports in this book are taken from The Daily Mirror.Choose to have black and white pages in your book or, for an extra £5 only, you can even choose to have colour pages included in your football book. What's more, you can have their Name embossed on the cover in gold lettering for a small extra charge. Here's what you can choose from:

  • Brown Leatherette Cover – A stylish brown cover with black and white pages. The book title is beautifully embossed and also features a “Decorus Venatus” emblem, Latin for the ‘beautiful game’. Emboss the cover with the recipient’s Name for just £5
  • Brown Leatherette Cover with Colour – For an extra £5 only, you can have all of the above, but with the addition of colour pages (from 2006 onwards).
  • Luxury Leather Cover – Available in three vibrant colours; Red, Black and Blue, so you can choose a cover that best suits your team and tastes, making your gift really special and personal. Includes colour content for post-2006 coverage and free embossing of the recipient’s name.
  • Our Personalised Bradford City Football Book contains a minimum of 19% colour pages.

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Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Bantams

Bradford City AFC was founded in 1903 and the club entered the top flight just five years later. The Bantams won the FA Cup in 1911, becoming the first side to lift the new trophy after the original prize had been lost. Bradford City was relegated from the First Division in 1922, but went on to win both the Second and Third Division titles. The club finally reached the Premiership in 1999, under the management of Paul Jewell. It had been 77 years since the club had last competed in the top flight. Jewell had signed older, more experienced players and so the promotion-winning team became known in the media as “The Dads Amy". The players proved the worth of experience however, as the Bantams successfully stayed up at the end of their first Premier League season.

Personalised Bradford Football Books - Inspired Gifts

A Bradford City Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Bantams. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Bradford Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Bradford City memorabilia collection.

Bradford City Football Book Coverage

This Bradford Football Book opens with the Bantams’ 6-3 win over Chelsea in 1907. It goes on to cover many of the great games through the 20th Century and the present era.

Early top stories in this Bradford City Football Book include becoming Division Two Champions in 1908 and beating Newcastle United 1-0 to win the 1911 FA Cup. The Gift Book includes Albert Whitehouse’s amazing seven goals in the 8-0 win over Tranmere Rovers in 1929. It also delivers a poignant piece on the sad events surrounding the Valley Parade fire of 1985. Read about the joy of Bradford gaining promotion to Division One in 1996 - beating Notts County 2-0 in the play off final - plus the fantastic achievement of gaining promotion to the Premiership in 1999. The Bradford City Books additionally relives the drama of a selection of high scoring games, such as the 9-1 win over Barnsley in 1932, the 11-3 thrashing of Walker Celtic in 1937 and the 5-4 win over Preston North End in 1992.

Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season in these special Gift Books. This unique insight into the Bantams’ history makes these books truly memorable Bradford Gifts and a great addition to any collection of Bradford City memorabilia.

Bradford City Memorabilia

If you are a collector of Bradford City memorabilia or looking for other Bradford gifts, why not consider our Bradford City Calendar or Bradford City Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Bantams’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Bradford fans. Other Bradford City presents include themed Spoof Football Headlines and Personalised Commentaries.

Finally – Did You Know?

  • Bradford City AFC was founded in 1903 by the sub-editor of the “Bradford Observer"
  • The club was elected straight into the Second Division, despite never having played a professional football match.
  • Bradford City is the only professional football club in England to wear claret and amber. The colours were inherited from the rugby side Manningham FC.
  • Bradford has had more than forty managers in their history.
  • Paul Jewell guided the Bantams to the Premier League. Jewell had previously been a key player at Bradford City, scoring fifty-six times in 269 league appearances.
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Personalised Bradford City Football Book

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  • The history of Bradford over the last century
  • Filled with news reports written at the time
  • Beautifully bound hardback book (38cm x 31cm) with new range of covers
  • Now available with colour print option - colour from 2006
  • Updated to include 2016/2017 season
  • Luxury gift box available to complete this perfect gift
£ 39.99
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